Brian Beatty's jokes, poems, reviews and short stories have appeared in numerous print and digital publications, including The American Journal of Poetry, The Bark, Conduit, Dark Mountain (England), The Evergreen Review, Glasgow Review of Books (Scotland), Gulf Coast, Hobart, McSweeneys, Midwestern Gothic, The Moth (Ireland), Museum of Americana, NOON, Poetry City USA, Publishers Weekly, Quail Bell, The Quarterly, Rain Taxi and Seventeen, among others.
His writing has also been featured in public art projects and on public radio.
Brian Beatty is the author of the poetry collections Brazil, Indiana and Coyotes I Couldn’t See.
He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
► Brian's microchap & selected poems are available below.
Cover art: Ursa Major
by Lauri Burke
How a Mountain Works
I climbed into a tent.
Ursa Major came and went.
How Loyalty Works
I’ve sat for hours watching
sleeping dogs breathe.
How Poetry Works
Writing in the early morning dark
is the most reliable form of meditation
I know for coaxing the sun to rise.
Brian Beatty © 2018